#69: Idge

Owner/Engineer, Soundpark Studios, 2005-2007

Hidden away in the suburbs of Melbourne, Idge has built a fortress. Hidden behind the image of a disused warehouse space is a series of busy band rehearsal rooms, and hidden inside that is Idge's masterpiece - Soundpark Studio. It's an analogue recording studio built from an amazing collection of vintage equipment and mics, capable of recording both digitally and onto gorgeous 2-inch tape. Like Idge himself, the studio looks slightly ramshackle - but when you see it working it's a thing of beauty.

Outside the studio Idge is a quiet and mellow guy. He shuffles around the rehearsal rooms communicating with subtle nods, shrugs and eyebrow tilts and you always get the feeling there is somewhere else he'd rather be. Because there is.